This week Qantas began direct services between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Airport, broadening travel options for Sydney and international customers heading to The Whitsundays. The airline will operate three flights a week on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday during peak season (July and September through to January) and bi-weekly services on Wednesday and Sunday throughout the off peak. It has been almost 10 years since Qantas served the route and provided customers with a premium flight alternative.
Year-round fares for the route begin at $189 one way.
Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi said, “Our customers told us that they wanted direct access to the Whitsundays on a premium leisure service from Sydney. Today we respond to that demand and complement Jetstar’s existing flights as part of our two-brand strategy”.
He went on to say, “This is great news for tourism and The Whitsunday’s 74 tropical islands, including the renowned Hamilton Island and the ultra-luxury One&Only Hayman Island.”